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LETTER: Abortion clinic shows contempt for Christians

['“We have an aging population on the Island, shouldn’t we try and help our economy?” said Pro-Life supporter Anne-Marie Gallant, who stands beside Theresa Lewis, originally from McMinnville in Oregon, United States.']
['“We have an aging population on the Island, shouldn’t we try and help our economy?” said Pro-Life supporter Anne-Marie Gallant, who stands beside Theresa Lewis, originally from McMinnville in Oregon, United States.']

It is old news now, but last year, 2016, in the first week of Easter, on March 30, when Christians around the world were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, the Lord of Life, our Premier, Wade McLaughlin, hailed the ‘lord of death’ as he announced that here on P.E.I. we would finally have our own abortion clinic to spill innocent blood on our soil.

The timing of this announcement showed contempt for the Christian viewpoint on this issue, as well as for Christians themselves.

Our premier asked Islanders to be "tolerant and understanding" of this evil decision which was basically shoved down our throats.

Our Health Minister Robert Henderson reminded us that “It is 2016, after all,” implying that Christian moral principles, in this day and age, are no longer worthy of consideration, and certainly not “tolerance” at that level of government. That came through very clearly.

Check out Ephesians 6:10-20, and John 10:10 and you will have a good idea about the source of this misguided decision.

We cannot be tolerant of such evil. History reminds us of what happens when God is pushed out of the way. It is never a pretty sight.

What can we do?

This is a year when we are called to celebrate Canada 150. We have a wonderful country, the envy of much of the world. It is good to be Canadian. But there is much division, violence, confusion and plain evil in our country too, other than abortion.

None of us is totally without blame for this situation. We need to repent, and turn back to God.

Many of us don’t like our political leaders or their actions and words. However we are called to love and pray for them and for our country.

As we celebrate Canada 150, a suggestion would be to take 150 seconds out of each day to pray for our elected leaders, municipal, provincial and federal. It’s not much, but even a little can make a difference. Also we could open our Bibles and read one psalm a day, there are 150 of them, as a prayer for the good of our country.

There is always hope.

 

Bruce A. Arsenault

Tignish, P.E.I.

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